We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Colosseum Hotel

3.0 of 5
79 Haile Selassie Road | Oysterbay, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Hotel amenities
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Colosseum Hotel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Colosseum Hotel
Write a Review

58 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    17
    21
    15
    3
    2
See reviews for
5
3
6
44
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (15)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (58)
  • Mar-May only
    (9)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (14)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (18)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (17)
All months
Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel is walking distances to city centre, port for those who would like to use boat to Zanzibar, also one can shop local cloth materials. Good for both business and personal visits, easier for airport transfer (15-20minutes) off-peak and 40min -1hr during peak hours. I loved their artistic design in the rooms

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I have been here for 3 days, loved the experience until they hosted a birthday party at the poolside from 9 pm until midnight , with a rowdy crowd of young people. For Gods sake the rooms are right next to the pool are, why would you subject guests who are trying to have a good night sleep with the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Honeydew, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Spent a night at the Colosseum Hotel on my way back to SA. Was like coming home. Staff were all very friendly and welcoming. I was able to catch up on highlites of the Stormers beating the Bulls, Proteas beating Zim and the exploits of the Blitz Bokke and still had time for a movie... great meal once again (half... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

There are a few Colosseum Hotels in Dar (this one in Oysterbay, one in the CBD and Colosseum serviced apartments) so please make sure that you arrive at the right one :) The hotel has a very strong Roman architechtural style throughout... so if you like that ... great you will be pleased. The rooms are large and tiled (no... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Verwood, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Excellent hotel with loyal, friendly and dedicated staff members. I've stayed at this hotel for a good length of time and it's nice to see the same hotel and restaurant staff. The food is great, cleanliness good, it feels secure too. Any issues were attended to immediately, professionally and without inconvenience. The gym next door is overall a good one... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Delhi, Delhi, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I really liked this hotel. I was in Europe, Africa, Asia & Middle East, I am frequent traveller. This time I came with my family and this is one one of the best hotel in Africa. I found it really good. Especially because everything was there, and just enough, not too much. I explain : In a lot of hotels... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sandton, South Africa
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Your options to stay in Dar es Salaam are limited and therefore you have to shop around carefully before making a decision. I was very lucky when I was booked into the Colosseum Hotel for a working business trip to the country. The staff are friendly and the restaurant is fairly standard. The best of the hotel must be the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nairobi, Kenya
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

The conference room is spacious and well arranged. The hotel decor and ambience is good. The food from Ceasar's restaurant was awesome, with a variety of food to choose from at the buffet. I enjoyed dessert from the fruits to the pastries. I hope next time I visit I get to stay here and enjoy the gym and spa!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I have stayed in Colosseum Hotel also eat at Mumbai Spice..... Its is one of the best hotels you can be in with amazing Services Beautiful Swimming Pool, High tech Gym Nice Sea view. I would really like to appreciate Mr. Ramesh the Manager of Mumbai Spice for the dedication towards his work there.. I hope the Owners know professional... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Shafina J, Manager at Colosseum Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again. Regards, S.Jaffer More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The hotel is just amazing with excellent service. I had stayed there with my family. Definitely going back this Christmas! Ideal place to go to unwind. Sitting by the pool and reading, sheer bliss! Don't have to get up to do anything. Their service was amazing.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Shafina J, Owner at Colosseum Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Madame, We are constantly striving to improve our service. Your review is very encouraging & it's all thanks to our new manager. We look forward to seeing you again. S.Jaffer More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

52 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (23)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (3)
Viewed
Other (3)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (29)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (9)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (11)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question